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Modi, Nawaz Sharif meet at SCO summit

Tackling terror: Narendra Modi with Nawaz Sharif at the SCO summit held in Ufa, Russia, in 2015.

Tackling terror: Narendra Modi with Nawaz Sharif at the SCO summit held in Ufa, Russia, in 2015.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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India and Pakistan will be inducted as full members at the summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif met in Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan, ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.

Mr. Modi and Mr. Sharif were attending a welcome banquet to the small grouping that comprises China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. 

 

India and Pakistan are to be inducted as full members of the SCO at the summit.

Sources said the two Prime Ministers exchanged pleasantries at the function, but no bilateral meeting was expected.

"Since it was the first occasion when the two leaders came across each other after Mr. Sharif's operation, Mr. Modi enquired about his health. He also enquired about Mr. Sharif's mother and family," an official source present there, said.

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